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Old 05-30-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Are Pro Comp tires really that bad??

Do they just get a bad wrap or are they that terrible? What sucks about them?

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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I have 33x12.5x15 pro comp xtreme MT2 tires and I love them. I have no idea why they get a bad rap. Awesome traction in slick clay like mud.

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Old 05-30-2013, 09:39 PM   #3
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I had a set of MTs that lasted about as long as any other MT tires. I had some ATs that were about the same as BFG ATs.

If I lived where I could get them easily I would consider buying another set.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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I'm running the x terrain...awesome in the rain and mud. Can't wait for snow
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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I bought a set of their AT tires for a 79 Cherokee, never had an issue with them and the truck always went where I pointed it. I wouldn't have an issue buying another set of pro-comp tires.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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I've had the MT's on a half ton truck, and now the Xtreme AT's on a 3/4 ton diesel truck. Both were 35's and zero problems. I was impressed with the mileage from the MT's and so far the XT/AT are very impressive. Good ride, highway/handling manners, and good mileage.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:34 PM   #7
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I have owned two sets of pro comps over the last 13 years of owning my jeep and will not buy another pair. They wore down very quick and seemed to easily get holes that would leak. I only have 120,000 miles on my jeep and my current bfg a/t have made it for about half the life of the jeep. Even when I have nails stuck in my tire, they still dont leak. I went through my pro comps in about two years or so....never again.
Glad the rest of you are happy with them but they are not for me.I didn't have traction issues with them, they were just to soft
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I bought my Jeep used it had ProComps on it. They were 305/65R17 Mud Terrains and I'm not sure how long they had been on the rig and was very happy to get rid of them because they were very hard, stiff and noisy.
On the road they were very loud and gripped the road a little too well because they tended to pull one way or another if there were any grooves or ruts. Off road, when I would air-down, they worked great but the rubber was so stiff I would lose lots of chunks off the corners of the tread.
As I mentioned, I don't know how old the tires were but I was told by several people that the rubber in the ProComps tend to get harder over time. Another thing could be that is the desert southwest and the weather may have been a factor.
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love my Xterrains.
started getting a little squirrely in the rain at about half tread wear. siped them myself.. gripping like new again.

oh. and they look bad a$$.
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love my Xterrains.
started getting a little squirrely in the rain at about half tread wear. siped them myself.. gripping like new again.

oh. and they look bad a$$.
Duped them yourself?? With what? Sounds like that could take a long time.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:42 PM   #12
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Siped them.

Siping (rubber) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

with a

Ideal Tire Groover : Amazon.com : Automotive


use the blade upside down so its like two little knives. worked really well
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info.

So you melt or slice the rubber with a "hopped up" wood burner?? Interesting. Couple hours at most?

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